Influence of nonlinear blade damping on helicopter ground resonance instability


Journal Article

The lagging motion of each helicopter blade is assumed to be of equal amplitude and equally apportioned phase, thus allowing a simplified analytical method to be used to calculate the ground resonance instability of a helicopter model with nonlinear dampers in both the landing gear and blades. The geometrical nonlinearities of the blade lag motion and the influence of initial disturbances on ground resonance instability are also discussed. Finally an experiment is carried out using a helicopter scale model. The experimental data agree well with analysis. © 1986 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tang, DM; Dowell, EH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 104 - 110

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-8669

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2514/3.45275

Citation Source

  • Scopus